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    Someone mentioned on a thread several weeks ago, the long gone horse show fad of doing checkerboards on horse's rumps.

    Anyone old enough (PamM? Just kidding!) to remember the fad of the 70's/80's when many top trainers/riders showed in those thin steeplechase stirrups with tape wrapped around the bottom, or leather pads specially made for them? They were very trendy and I'm keeping them - just waiting for the fad to return!

    Or the 3' thick foam rubber pads (and no white pad) used with crocheted pummel pads? (better, Merry?! LOL)

    [This message was edited by Zulla Road on Mar. 23, 2001 at 02:02 PM.]
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    Someone mentioned on a thread several weeks ago, the long gone horse show fad of doing checkerboards on horse's rumps.

    Anyone old enough (PamM? Just kidding!) to remember the fad of the 70's/80's when many top trainers/riders showed in those thin steeplechase stirrups with tape wrapped around the bottom, or leather pads specially made for them? They were very trendy and I'm keeping them - just waiting for the fad to return!

    Or the 3' thick foam rubber pads (and no white pad) used with crocheted pummel pads? (better, Merry?! LOL)

    [This message was edited by Zulla Road on Mar. 23, 2001 at 02:02 PM.]

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    • #3
      Not the return of the crocheted pommel pad discussion! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img]

      Yes, we remember them well. And yes, there appears to be a resurgence. In fact, whatever happened to our plan for a cottage industry, manufacturing crocheted pommel pads and the illustrious monogramamatic? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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      • #4
        I remember all of the above except I don't think the pads were but an inch and half or so thick. I wish the crocheted pommel pads would come back in style. I had a nice little sideline going for a while. Notice the colored yarn in braids is apparently making a come back.
        'Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.'
        - Pablo Picasso

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        • #5
          Those pommel pads (the fad) aren't THAT old! (are they??)
          The thing about smart people, is they look like crazy people, to dumb people.

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          • #6
            ooops..I forgot ..colored hunt caps! I saw a few in Ocala..they are ummm....different...
            The thing about smart people, is they look like crazy people, to dumb people.

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            • #7
              What about the rolled-leather bridles?! They're actually kinda neat looking...I'd never seen them before but then somebody posted a pic of a horse they used to show.

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              • #8
                OMG, I am old! I used to ride my junior hunter with those aluminum sturrips with the latex wrapped around them!!! (The was from '83 until about '87) Yikes! The thought frightens me now. And God help you if you lost one of those sturrips while on course. They were so light they would bounce all over so you couldn't get them back. Ugh.

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                  #9
                  Ha, Nelson! I used to switch from those stirrups into Steubbens for the eq classes for that very reason!

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                  • #10
                    Stick tails! Definitely a 70's-80's thing.

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                    • #11
                      The waffle weave Harry Halls, custom shirts, and Pytchley coats, including this interesting one with silver buttons on the back vent and a waistline like a hunting pinque. Can't remember what that was called. Then earlier there were the plaid coats (aren't we seeing that again) and colored chokers with a pin.

                      Ben & Me, those round bridles just looked cool on somebody else's horse. They were awful to take apart and reassemble. And can we say stiff.
                      'Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.'
                      - Pablo Picasso

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                      • #12
                        What are "stick tails"?
                        My adventures as a working rider

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                        • #13
                          The tail is french braided in the normal manner, then the remaining hair is braided in a regular braid and stuffed inside the french braided portion of the tail to form something that looks very much like a stick. They looked very cool on ponies with wide butts!


                          A variation of the mud tail...

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                          • #14
                            Yes, the foam pads were more like 1.5" thick and everyone (except us at Sandron) used them.

                            The rolled bridles preceded the pommel pads, as I recall, and really didn't last long, and I really liked the pommel pads. Some of the nicest ones actually had foam inside the crochet so they were of some benefit.

                            Doubled and stitched stirrup leathers were also popular about that time (late 70's).

                            Let me think of some more...

                            Laurie
                            Laurie

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                            • #15
                              No saddle pads

                              Fat braids (about 12 of them).

                              Wide leather on the bridles.
                              Janet

                              chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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                              • #16
                                I have a double bridle from that era, with the bits sewn on it! And the cavesson is like 2 inches wide! It's a great decorator item, goes with my Blue Ribbon saddle that is 30 years old!
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                                • #17
                                  Around here, I'm known as the "Queen of colored hunt caps" [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] Hmm, let's see~ so far I've collected 3 blue, 1 emerald, 1 mint, 1 burgundy, & 1 very bright red! And my light golden brown one is on the way! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif[/img] SUZ
                                  Crayola posse~ orange yellow, official pilot
                                  Proud owner of "High Flight" & "Shorty"

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                                  • #18
                                    Suz, you resisted the neon pink on ebay???? How could you?
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                                    • #19
                                      that bridle would have been for an appointments class back when they required the bit(s) to be sewn in, no hook/stud style allowed! And no fancy browmands/cavessons.

                                      Those days are long gone...sniff, sniff.

                                      Laurie
                                      Laurie

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                                      • #20
                                        How could you ever forget the BEAUTIFUL hunt coats with the velvet collars? And, did ya know, when the fad faded, most of the collars just had sizing underneath the velvet? Made the coat uselessunless you were quite the seamstress.

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